Regulation

INDEPENDENT LENS
What Lies Upstream

 

In the unsettling exposé What Lies Upstream, investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to study the unprecedented loss of clean water for over 300,000 Americans in the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. There he uncovers a shocking failure of regulation from both state and federal agencies and a damaged political system where chemical companies often write the laws that govern them. While he’s deep into his research in West Virginia, a similar water crisis strikes Flint, Michigan, revealing that the entire system that Americans assume is protecting their drinking water is fundamentally broken.

 

 

Understanding the Opiod Epidemic

 

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic combines stories of people and communities impacted by this epidemic along with information from experts and those at the frontlines of dealing with the epidemic. The program traces the history of how the nation got into this situation and provides possible solutions and directions for dealing with the crisis.

 

FRONTLINE
Supplements and Safety

 

Follow an investigation of the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with only limited FDA oversight. Examine the marketing and regulating of supplements, and cases of contamination and health problems.

 

Painted Nails

 

Van Hoang, a Vietnamese immigrant and nail salon owner in San Francisco, sees her American dream begin to crumble with the discovery that her health problems, which include two miscarriages, are the result of toxic chemicals in products used in her salon. She unintentionally becomes involved in the national fight to bring reform to an $8.54 billion industry that touches the lives of nearly every woman in America.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Prescription Painkillers: Use and Abuse

 

In Hawai‘i, an average of 50 people die each year from the abuse of prescription painkillers. Are doctors prescribing too many pills to help manage pain?

 

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FRONTLINES
The Fantasy Sports Gamble

 

In collaboration with The New York Times, FRONTLINE examines the world of fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad.

 

A PATH APPEARS
Part 3 of 3

 

Join New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow as they meet activists fighting for women’s rights in Kenya.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Hawai‘i Gun Control: Too Much Regulation, or Too Little?

 

Hawai‘i’s gun laws are among the strictest in the nation and our state’s gun-related death rate is among the lowest. Gun control proponents often see Hawai‘i’s low gun ownership rates as a victory. However, those who want to buy and carry guns say the state should allow more firearms for hunting and protection.

 

Hawai‘i gun control: Too much regulation, or too little?

 

 

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